Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...